Red Lions want to feast on Altas; JRU vs Benilde

first_imgSan Beda hopes to stay within striking distance of leader Lyceum when it clashes with struggling Perpetual Help on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 at Filoil Flying V Centre.Running second behind the Pirates with a 13-1 record, the Red Lions are targeting a 13th straight victory when they face the Altas, who are seeking to avoid early elimination from the Final Four race.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Cuevas seizes 2 PPS titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson With a 4-9 record, the Altas could see their hopes end with another defeat to the Lions, who beat them on their home floor during the first round.For their part, the Lions are seeking consistency as they negotiate a tough windup to the second round that includes a duel with the Pirates on Oct. 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We have nothing to be proud of,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.Make no mistake about it though, Fernandez isn’t looking past the Altas. How to help the Taal evacuees MOST READ “They lost their last games, but winning against Letran, Perpetual was a different team,” said Fernandez.Meanwhile, Jose Rizal U seeks to solidify its hold of third spot as it collides with also-ran St. Benilde at 4 p.m.The Heavy Bombers are coming off an 85-52 win over the Altas last Friday.“We’re not in the semifinals yet. Anything can happen,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more


first_imgBuncrana Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has raised concerns over traffic lights at Kearneys pass, Cockhill.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinHe said “When the lights are red, some motorists are driving through without stopping. Listening to the concerns of local residents at the doors, they are saying that an accident is not far away and if drivers don’t have a little patience or stop, when the lights are red then we could have a serious collision at Kearneys pass.”The Sinn Fein councillor added that long ago these same lights were not functioning properly at all. “The red lights took an age to change but I am calling on all motorists to have paitence and stop at the junction when the lights are red and in so to prevent a serious accident,” he added. ELECTION 2014: McLAUGHLIN WARNS TRAFFIC LIGHTS ARE ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN was last modified: May 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaCllr Ciaran cLaughlindonegaltrafic lightslast_img read more

Brand South Africa Statement

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 24th April 2018 – Following allegations reported through the Brand South Africa whistle-blowing facility, the CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela, in consultation with the Board of Brand South Africa, has decided to take leave of absence to allow for a proper investigation into the allegations.An independent 3rd party service provider has been appointed to carry out an investigation.  The Chairperson of the Brand South Africa Board, Ms Khanyisile Kweyama commented that “The Board wishes to emphasise the principle that all parties against whom allegations have been made remain innocent, until proven otherwise through a fair process. The Board will ensure the integrity of the process, and that good Governance prevails.”Dr Kingsley Makhubela said that, “In the interest of good Governance and transparency of the process, I have decided that all parties, including the investigation would benefit best, if I was to take leave of absence, whilst the investigation takes place.”The Brand South Africa Chief Financial Officer, Ms Nadine Thomas will step in as Acting CEO with immediate effect until the investigation is completed.For more information, please contact, Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Communications, Ms Thoko Modise 082 787 6695last_img read more

Rumors continue to swirl around PM Modi as NDA nears its first 100 days in power

first_imgIt’s not often that the grapevine is taken so seriously. As the NDA government nears its first 100 days in power, the rumour mills have been churning and Prime Minister Narendra Modi occupies centre stage in most of the tales.While Modi wants to showcase efficiency of his governance, the corridors of power are abuzz with gossip, speculation and theories – the common factor in all of them being that ‘Big Brother’ is watching. Whatever be the story, the sentiment is that the powerful Prime Minister wants to be in full control without any exception.Many of the rumours seem to have their origins in Modi’s drive to get things done quickly and to push others to act. At an event in Delhi on Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a Gujarat minister had told him this about Modi: “Khud nahin sota hai, aur nahin sone deta hai (He doesn’t sleep and he doesn’t let others sleep).”From unexpected calls to ministers having a meal with a top industrialist, to keeping an eye on who ministers are speaking to on the phone, and keeping senior bureaucrats on a leash, the tales have provided much fodder for the rumour mills. In many instances, the tales have been causing sleepless nights to those who are being discussed.Registers in ministries are reportedly being checked by the PMO to see who the frequent visitors are, and some rumours say corridors in ministries might soon have CCTVs installed to keep a hawk eye on activities. “Some of the stories doing the rounds about the Prime Minister watching over people present him as a tough schoolmaster,” a senior bureaucrat said.advertisementRecently, the rumour mills went into overdrive with a story about Home Minister Rajnath Singh. There was talk that his son Pankaj was pulled up by Modi for purported misdemeanours. It was perhaps the first time that the PMO reacted to rumours about a minister. But with so many rumours doing the rounds involving several ministers, the PMO may have to issue more such clarifications.While Modi is said to have made calls to ministers for not being clad in appropriate attire while in public or to stop them for talking to corporate big wigs, even bureaucrats are said to be under his lens. In his early days in power, officers with a love for golf – considered a step in the direction of good networking within the bureaucracy – reportedly came under scrutiny.Many bureaucrats, including senior secretaries, are said to have stopped visiting elite golf clubs due to fear of unwanted calls since the PM does not share the penchant for the sport like some of his babus. It began with talk that the PMO was preparing a list of officers who are regulars on the greens, sending shivers down the spines of many who boasted of their golf skills.After the Rajnath Singh saga unfolded, there was more speculation about his status in the government and his stake to being the second-in-command. There was always a buzz that Singh’s wings have been clipped. And with recent developments wherein the PMO overruled his recommendations in issues like appointments to key posts, some are even saying there is some truth to the rumours. Now the rumour mills even have it that Singh might be completely sidelined and not even get a key role at his home turf in Uttar Pradesh.The latest rumour regarding Modi keeping a close watch on the government machinery is that the PMO is compiling a list of all phone numbers, starting from peons and moving up to secretaries. It is being said in jest that some officers are using the mobile phones of their staff and drivers. After all, none of them want an unexpected caller.Ban on phone callsA minister’s proximity to a big corporate house seems to have not gone down well with the PM. The buzz has it that the minister’s frequent phone calls to the corporate bigwig led to an intervention from the PMO. The minister was asked not to interact with the businessman since he was looking for a big government contract. The PM is also said to have expressed his displeasure to the minister for planning a trip abroad to attend his son’s graduation ceremony.Unfinished mealIt’s tough for ministers to fathom that their meal with a top industrialist would be under the watch of the Prime Minister. If the grapevine is to be believed, that’s what happened when two ministers in the NDA government were recently having a meal at the posh Imperial Hotel in the capital. A phone rang and it wasn’t a call that could be ignored since they were in the middle of an important meeting. The call was said to be from the Prime Minister, inquiring if the meal was over. Incidentally, the industrialist is supposedly close to Modi. The ministers rushed out of the hotel.advertisementDressing downThe Prime Minister is not just keeping an eye on who meets who. It’s also the attire of his ministers. A minister who has also been a BJP spokesperson got a call from Modi when he was on his way to the airport, reminding him about the need to dress properly. It is being said that the minister, who was on his way to the airport to catch a flight for a foreign trip, was dressed in jeans. The minister did a U-turn and returned home to change into kurta and pyjama. The message seems to be that jeans is not an appropriate attire for a minister.Women ministers at warAnother one from the rumour mills is that the Prime Minister is unhappy about the behaviour of two women members of his Cabinet. It’s been said that the two women ministers do not have the most cordial relationship and this is apparent even when they come face to face in public. One of them has found an easy way out – she did not attend a function where the two of them were to be present in order to avoid any public display of their animosity. The two are also said have had a bitter war of words on Twitter in the past, something that the PM completely disapproves of.Minister pulled up in Cabinet meetingA woman minister was reportedly pulled up by the Prime Minister himself during a recent cabinet meeting and reminded that she needs to be well prepared and to follow protocol while putting up her ministry’s proposals to the cabinet. The grapevine has it that the minister took a halfbaked draft bill to the meeting without properly consulting her officials. Modi is said to have advised her to follow procedures and be better prepared before putting up such important matters for the Cabinet’s consideration.last_img read more

Bernhard Schulte Starts Managing 20146 TEU MOL Tribute

first_imgzoom Germany-based company Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) informed that it has taken on the management of the 20,146 TEU MOL Tribute, one of the newest vessels in Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ (MOL) fleet.As disclosed, the newbuilding was handed over to BSM’s Hong Kong ship management center on July 10, 2017.The ultra large container vessel (ULCV) was recently completed at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in South Korea.The 196,877 dwt MOL Tribute features a length of 400 meters and a width of 58.8 meters.MOL Tribute’s sister vessel, MOL Tradition, is scheduled to enter Hong Kong management at the end of August, BSM said.“Through these significant milestones, BSM becomes part of a very select group of operators that have the expertise to manage some of the world’s largest containerships,” the company commented.last_img read more